Detroit Lions sign safety Jalen Elliott from their practice squad
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions filled their open roster spot, signing safety Jalen Elliott from the practice squad to the 53-man. Elliott, much like Wright, has seen action in two consecutive games after getting elevated from the practice squad. He first landed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame in 2020, spending most of the past year on the practice squad. Elliott joins Walker, Harris, Marlowe and C.J. The Lions also signed tight end Nick Eubanks and wide receiver Travis Jonsen to their practice squad.mlive.com
Detroit Lions fire special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs over going rogue on fake punt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In a shocking move, the Detroit Lions have fired special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs just one day after their 46-25 loss in Tennessee. Bevell made the decision to fire Coombs, and it was approved by team president Rod Wood. Detroit is currently operating without a general manager after firing Bob Quinn, as well as head coach Matt Patricia. The Lions attempted the fake early in the fourth quarter. Column: Matthew Stafford continues to battle, and the Lions continue to fail him spectacularlyInstead, Coombs went rogue and dialed up the fake.mlive.com
Tannehill has 5 TDs, Titans rout Lions 46-25
The Titans (10-4) did their part with a second straight victory and fourth in five games to stay atop the AFC South. Henry capped the opening drive with a 3-yard TD run, his 15th this season. The Titans led 21-7 after a 75-yard TD pass from Tannehill to Corey Davis and a 17-yard TD run by Tannehill. Romeo Okwara sacked Tannehill two plays later for the Lions' first safety in 75 games, also against Tennessee on Sept. 18, 2016. The Titans put it away with 22 points in the fourth quarter with Tannehill's second TD run and two more TD passes.
Lions’ Darrell Bevell explains failed fake punt, why he didn’t challenge spot
So instead of punting away the football, interim head coach Darrell Bevell drew up a fake on fourth-and-4. Moore took a direct snap and sprinted for the right sideline, but was ruled just inches short of the chains. Tennessee took over, tacked on another touchdown just six plays later and cruised to a 46-25 win over Detroit at Nisaan Stadium. Moore was inches short, Tennessee took over and got off a play before the Lions could challenge the spot. Bevell said the Lions didn’t believe there was conclusive evidence to overturn the ruling on the field, and wanted to save the timeout.mlive.com
Stafford throws 3 TDs, Lions rally to beat Bears 34-30
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – Darrell Bevell had a hard time processing everything from his first game as an NFL coach. They fired general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia while elevating Bevell, their offensive coordinator, to interim coach. But the Lions turned things around down the stretch, sending the Bears (5-7) to their sixth straight loss. The Lions came out on top after losing four of five, and Stafford gave Bevell the game ball.
Lions get a lot of good news on injury report, although Da’Shawn Hand was added to it
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions continue to get healthier after opening the season with a rash of injuries. Receiver Kenny Golladay wasn’t listed on Wednesday’s injury report at all, which is excellent news coming out of his season debut in Arizona. If that happens, it will be interesting to see whether Amani Oruwariye or Jeff Okudah comes off the field. It wasn’t all good news for Detroit on the injury report, as defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand was added to it with a chest injury that limited him at practice. Hand has battled a lot of injuries over the last year-plus, and played in only three games all last season.mlive.com